DirectorsLabChicago 2019: In the Room

“A good room” can be defined as the space where artistic endeavors are in motion towards a common goal, and the constructive relationships between the collaborators in that space. As directors, we are responsible for imagining, creating and holding “a good room,” be it in production meetings, rehearsals or performances. Who is “in the room” with you? What is your room like? How do you assemble your good room? And why? DirectorsLabChicago investigates the coalitions, mechanics and possibilities of collaboration.

2019 Lab Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to the 2019 DirectorsLabChicago! All applications must be submitted through the web form below.

We recommend that you write your essay responses in a separate document and paste them into this form when you are ready to submit. Changes to an application cannot be made after it has been submitted.

All applications must be received by 6pm (Central Time) on Tuesday, April 30th. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

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Please select whether you are applying from within the United States or internationally. *
(International applications are reviewed on a rolling basis to allow for travel arrangements)
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Have you attended DirectorsLabChicago in the past? *
If accepted, may we include your name, phone number, and email address on a contact sheet to be shared with the Lab Committee and this year's participants? *
Please limit each response to 500 words or less.
Please describe a dream project you would like to direct in the next few years. With that dream project in mind, please answer the following questions in 500 words or less.
The following questions are optional, but the responses help us build the Lab around the goals and interests of our participants. For those you respond to, please consider our theme of In the Room as you tell us what you hope to learn, experience, and contribute as an attendee of this year’s Lab:
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Click above to attach a PDF of your directing resume. NOTE: Please use the file name format [LAST NAME], [FIRST NAME] to ensure your resume is properly matched to your application.